Friday, June 7, 2013


There's almost never a day when I am not excited about breakfast! So, a friend sent me this sweet thing:

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.

Eggs Baked in Avocado
Servings: makes 1-2 servings

- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp minced lemon basil or other fresh herbs of choice
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper or black pepper
- salt to taste
- 1/2 lime or lemon

Serve with:
Anything, really. Bread, tortillas, roasted potatoes, skinny fries, raw vegetables - radishes, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers...

1. Preheat oven/toaster oven to 450 F/230 C.
2. Mix the salt, pepper, and herbs. Set aside.
3. Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit.
4. Using a spoon, scrape out the center of each halved avocado so that it is large enough to accommodate an egg (about 1-1/2 tbsp).
5. Squeeze lime/lemon juice over the avocados and season with salt, then place on baking sheet. Line the baking sheet if you want, with a baking mat or foil to catch any egg white that spills over.
6. Divide the herb and salt mixture between the avocado holes.
7. Break an egg into the center of each avocado. It's quite alright if some of the white spills out - it will. But the yolk should remain intact.8. Bake in the oven until whites are set and yolk is runny, about 10 to 12 minutes.
9. Bake for longer if you like firmer yolks, but no more than 15 minutes otherwise the whites will become too tough and rubbery.
10. Or, after 10 minutes, turn off the oven and leave the avocados in for 5-7 more minutes.
11. Remove from oven and let the avocados cool for a couple of minutes before digging in!

1. This works well with any herbs. Well, not lavender I suppose. But in the spring mint, dill, and fennel leaves are lovely, sage and rosemary are eternal fall/winter favourites, and tarragon, cilantro, and many varieties of basil, for example, are all over summer.
2. Don't overcook the eggs or you'll ruin this dish. Really.


  1. Great idea, Payal.
    Getting a double shot of protein is just awesome!

  2. Thanks Ruchira! It's one of my favourite combos!